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Old 04-13-2008, 10:17 PM   #1
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Stop using Elevator bolts?

Does anyone know when Airstream stopped using elevator bolts to attach the floor to the chassis?

My 1966 Globe Trotter and Overlander used elevator bolts, but my 1985 Excella uses self-tapping wafer head bolts.

Along that same line of question, when did Airstream switch from plywood to wafer board (or flake board)?
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Along that same line of question, when did Airstream switch from plywood to wafer board (or flake board)?
I know this was a serious floor rot issue after it was introduced in '02 in the 22' Int'l. I believe that was also a one-piece floor without joints. John Irwin had one of those models during the brief 2 year period when that model also experimented with no belly pan. I believe it had a membrane above the frame but below the floor. My '06 Safari floor is plywood. What have you seen & heard built from wafer board?
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My '85 Excella has a wafer board floor. It looks good and solid (appears to be 3/4" thick). It must be an okay material to use as I know previous owners have towed the trailer from one side of the country to the other. It hasn't been a trailer parked in the back yard all its life.

Likewise, I'm surprised at how well the wafer head self-tapping bolts appear to be doing. However, I don't know yet if these were also used along the perimeter floor channel.
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My '82 had plywood. The '86 has wafer board aka OSB I do not see mold or rotting.
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